Why is Safari using so much CPU?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Karpfish, May 18, 2008.

  1. Karpfish macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2006
    Lately I have been getting terrible battery life and I think it is because Safari is using a ton of CPU even when I am not doing anything. Safari is constantly using 100 CPU power even when I am just browsing a site with just plain text. Anyone have any idea how to fix this? My battery is lasting like an hour at most right now.
  2. Korz53 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    Cpu 100%

    My Safari dose the same thing.
    normal CPU until i watch something through Quicktime on a web page the CPU goes to 98-97% CPUs.

    I use Flip4Mac

    and i believe it is the interaction of the Flip4Mac plug-in and Safari that start the CPU to want to go to 100% for Safari. When i can i use stand a lone player , if i can't i Quit Safari completely and restart it after watching; otherwise even if i click safari red light button at the top left and there is no safari window no safari use at all , CPU will still be close to 100% until safari is shut down completely and restarted. the CPU is 0.% to 3% for Safari idling then.

    (All is up to date on my computer. not a lap-top .)
    [, high CPU will stop computer from sleep on a iMac. :apple: Computer is afraid to sleep , it may stop some important work and get one mad and so it will not sleep. ] {set up to be that way,..}:confused::mad::(:eek::D:rolleyes::cool::):(:apple:
  3. creator2456 macrumors 68000


    Jul 10, 2007
    Apple has to make Safari snappier somehow...
    (had to be said)

    I am not too sure what is going on, the only time my CPU jumps with Safari is when viewing flash videos, and even then it only gets to the 50% range.
  4. a4abt macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    I gave up on Safari. I use Camino and it works great!!

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